Red carpets are always studded with fashionable celebs and actual studs, the heavy kind…
While there’s no doubt that big beautiful bling is in for high class events, it might be a good idea to keep the heavy earrings in your jewelry box for ordinary days. Wearing heavy earrings too frequently can lead to a severe weakening of the earlobe, and in some cases that weakening can lead to the earring tearing completely through the lobe. This can also happen if your earring gets caught on something accidentally and tears through, but it’s actually more common as a gradual process from wearing heavy earrings too often.
The good news is that this is a fixable problem. Earlobe repair surgery is a fairly simple procedure that can be done under local anesthesia in the office. The procedure takes about an hour for a single side, and about 90 minutes for both sides. There are usually a few very tiny sutures that are removed after the 5th or 6th day, and the lobe will be a little tender for a day or two, but other than that there is essentially no real downtime.
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Nicholas Vendemia, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon New York MASNewYork.com
There are only a handful of people who can be recognized by their silhouettes alone.
Michael Jordan’s silhouette features his high flying slam dunk pose. Michael Jackson’s silhouette brings his famous moonwalk to life. Slash from GNR rocks out with his top hat and signature leaning back guitar stance. And even though he’s not a rock star or professional athlete, Barak Obama belongs to this small group of silhouette celebrities… all thanks to hit ears!
Of course we would never expect the President to change anything about his stately ears now that they are world famous, but if he ever wanted to, he would be the perfect candidate for otoplasty, or ear pinning, surgery.
Allyn Rose, a 24 year old contestant in the upcoming Miss America Pageant, has decided to have a prophylactic (preventative) double mastectomy in order to prevent the disease that is in her genes and killed her mother.
Allyn’s mom was only 27 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and was also found to be a carrier of the BRCA gene that drastically increases Allyn’s chance of the disease. Many other patients with the breast cancer gene have chosen to have their breast tissue removed preventatively, and then have a single-stage breast reconstruction at the same time as their mastectomy so that they can continue living a normal life without the worry of developing breast cancer.
While some think this is an extreme measure, others feel that it’s very subjective decision that each individual woman with the breast cancer gene has to make.
New York Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nicholas Vendemia says, “It’s a huge decision for a woman to decide to have a prophylactic mastectomy in the face of the BRCA gene, but it’s also a huge decision not to have the surgery. Breast cancer is one of the most deadly cancers for women, so I can certainly understand why a woman in a high risk situation may opt for peace of mind rather than constantly worrying about developing the disease. That level of worry can be quite emotionally draining after a while and definitely shouldn’t be taken for granted. That being said, surgery is a very big step that is certainly not without its own set of considerations and consequences. It’s an entirely subjective decision, but I’m happy that we have great techniques and technology to help any of these women regardless of which strategy they decide is right for them.”
In regards to Allyn’s comment that she is “choosing life over beauty”, Dr. Vendemia said, “I don’t think Allyn is 100% accurate with this statement. I’ve seen so many beautiful breast reconstructions in my own hands and in the hands of my colleagues that I don’t necessarily think anyone, including Allyn, is losing their beauty after surgery. In fact, women who are doing this preventatively have the most beautiful and most natural reconstructions because they do not have to go through chemotherapy and radiation which can significantly affect the results of reconstructive procedures in women who already have breast cancer.”
What do you think about this situation? If you had the breast cancer gene, would you rather have the surgery and peace of mind? Or would you rather wait and see if the gene actually causes a problem first and risk actually getting breast cancer?
Not because Mitt made him wish he had a teleprompter, but because his smile lines were out of control! He’s definitely gotten older during his first term, and why wouldn’t he? He inherited one of the biggest messes of any US president, and I’m sure he’s been working nonstop since he took office four years ago.
In any case, I don’t normally feel this strongly about plastic surgery procedures, even though I am a plastic surgeon, but I wanted to put some Juvederm in his smile lines so badly last night! I couldn’t help myself
Can anyone guess what the most common complaint after breast augmentation surgery is?
Believe it or not, most women wish they had selected a larger size! Choosing a size for your new breast implants is a tough decision, and since everyone is scared of looking fake, most ladies tend to err on the side of caution and go with the smaller sizes that leave them wishing they a little extra volume, and a little extra sex appeal, after the surgery.
That being said, using larger size breast implants does require a special technique that is designed to keep them looking as natural as possible, so if you are interested in a larger size like Playmate & Former Heff Girlfriend Holly Madison, keep reading to learn more about The Playmate Breast Augmentation!
Take a look at these two photos of Lindsay Lohan. They were only taken three years apart, but she looks like she’s aged at least twice that amount! The second photo was taken at her 25th birthday party… or was it her 35th???
Keep Reading to find out the Top 4 Reasons why Lindsay looks too old for 25…
There’s no doubt about it… Marie Osmond definitely had some work done!
I know what you’re saying… “OMG! She looks like a cross between Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers!” And guess what, I agree!
RHINOPLASTY: The very first thing I notice when I look at Marie is her nose! It’s eerily reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s in how small and pinched it looks. In my opinion, this rhinoplasty is a dead give away for a nosejob. Creating a subtle, natural change should always be the goal of rhinoplasty surgery so that the nose never looks out of place on someone’s face… like it does on Marie.
LIP ENHANCEMENT: Marie’s over-filled and odd-shaped lips are the second thing that my eyes are drawn too. I’m hoping that she has a temporary product like Juvederm or Restylane in her lips so that it will dissolve quickly (4-6 months). Her bottom lip is far too large and puffy, and her top lip has a very unnatural shape to it. The goal of lip enhancement should not be larger lips. The goals should be to increase the amount of vermillion (the pink part of the lip) that is visible, to accentuate the cupid’s bow, to create the perfect ratio between the upper and lower lips, and to smooth out any wrinkles on the surface of the lip. When done correctly, lip enhancement can be incredibly natural and quite beautiful!
FILLER INJECTIONS: Marie is starting to look a little putty face… kinda like Jocelyn Wildenstein and Mickey Rourke. Again, I hope she has a temporary product like Juvederm in her cheeks and smile lines so at least it will go away soon. Cheekbone enhancement is definitely one of my favorite procedures because it can produce such a wonderful change for women of just about any age… as long as it’s done carefully and correctly. I also love cheekbone enhancement because this is one area of the face where it’s usually possible to use a longer lasting filler such as Radiesse orSculptra, which can last up to 2 years!
EYE SURGERY: We’re all familiar with the sexy cat-eye look, but this is a little overboard! Marie probably had a blepharoplasty procedure (eyelid surgery) and a lateral canthopexy (surgery to lift the corner of the eye), both of which look overdone. As we age, the corners of our eyes naturally descend, and a lateral canthopexy can be a great way to rejuvenate the eyes as long as the surgeon is careful not to overtighten.
BOTOX: It’s difficult to say for sure whether or not Marie has Botox in her After photo because of her hairstyle, but I would bet the ranch that she does! Out of all the work she had done, her Botox is the only procedure that gets a reasonable grade in my book.
The best plastic surgery doesn’t look like plastic surgery. When someone just looks better, but you don’t know exactly why, that’s the mark of quality procedures, and a quality plastic surgeon.
NOTICE: None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos in this article represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.
The information presented here is opinion only, and is intended for entertainment purposes only. Nothing presented here should be considered factual information or medical advice. None of the celebrities or individuals discussed here have ever received treatment, surgery, medical advice, or evaluations from any author, physician, surgeon, or representative of this blog. All images and photos represent models only. No actual patients or clients are shown.